QLD’s ban on IBM stays put as state government sues for damages

By Julian Bajkowski Queensland premier Campbell Newman has confirmed that a ban on IBM securing new public sector business in the state is still standing after the government commenced legal action for damages late last week in the Supreme Court of Queensland. A spokesman for the Premier told Government News that there has been “no […]

Barnett blows $200 mil into WA windfarm

By Paul Hemsley Western Australian premier Colin Barnett is continuing the state's strong campaign to harness renewable energy sources, spinning up the Mumbida Wind Farm near Geraldton as the latest government move to tap greener, sustainable resources to fuel the state’s demand for power. The project is a joint venture between state-owned electricity producer Verve […]

Mildura’s showcase solar plant fires up

By Paul Hemsley The Victorian Government has officially opened the Mildura solar power plant, which is expected to send electricity to 500 homes and with further investment from the state government could power more than 35,000 dwellings. The Mildura solar power plant has been in the planning and building stages since 2010 when it was […]

Feds launch NBN telehealth pilot

The $1.8 million Serving Older Australians NBN enabled telehealth project has been launched in WA to support the delivery of home care services. Federal Minister for Regional Communications Sharon Bird launched on Wednesday a National Broadband Network enabled telehealth trial to help support and monitor the health of older Australians in their homes. The project, […]

Australia’s largest solar plant opens

By Paul Hemsley The Western Australian government has opened Australia’s largest operating solar power station to date 50km south-east of the coastal town of Geraldton. Known as the Greenough River Solar Farm, the $50 million project is designed to generate 10 megawatts (MW) of electricity through 150,000 photovoltaic panels spread across 50 hectares. The official […]

Geraldton becomes IBM’s smart city winner

By Lilia Guan   The City of Greater Geraldton in Western Australia has been selected to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant for 2012 The grant provides the City of Greater Geraldton with access to IBM's top experts to analyse and recommend ways Geraldton can become an even better place in which to live […]

Perth to Geraldton fibre optic link ready for use

The 449 kilometre fibre backbone linking Perth to Geraldton, Western Australia, has been completed.   The link forms part of the Gillard Government's $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspots Program, which aims to deliver 6,000 kilometres of fibre backbone across regional Australia.   Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Conroy said the fibre […]


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